Watamu is probably one of the nicest beaches in Kenya. Beautiful location, great for scuba diving but unfortunately getting very popular, particularly around Christmas time.
We found our perfect solution at ManFriday, this is a small, owner operated property and, as it is on the south side of Mida Cove, it is very quiet, which is quite unique in Watamu.
We stayed there around Christmas time and we really had a great holiday. ManFriday is not a 5 star luxury hotel with wifi and air conditioning throughout but we found it to be the perfect place to relax, enjoy the great food. Service is excellent, the entire team very friendly and make you feel very much at home, quite a special experience. Very quiet but a short boat ride away from the big hotels and diving club, excellent combination.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On a pristine stretch of Kenya's Indian ocean beachfront, Manfriday's Mida Cove offers four individually designed Beach Villas. Located just off Mida Creek -a world bio-heritage site- a Marine National Park and a bird watcher's paradise, Manfriday's is something new and very different in luxury beach destinations. Manfriday´s combines all the convenience of a hotel - from full-board food & bar service to house-keeping and recreation - with the personal intimacy of private villas. ... more less